What is a

Home/Room Rental Scam?

Someone might offer you room or home for rent, and use high-pressure tactics to get you to pay them rent in advance. In such a scam, the scammer usually does not have the authority to rent out the property – if indeed the property even exists.

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"Potential tenant's" offer to put down 6 months' deposit is a huge red flag!

22 Oct 2018

By Anonymous

What he/she wrote >> I'm a very honest person,cool non-smoker Lady willing to rent and i am a coastguard agency employee in China but i was born and brought up in...

If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

A series of inconsistencies made me suspect that the person was a scammer

Scammer doctored email to make it look like it was from PayPal

Potential didn't want to look at room before renting

Red Flag: Potential tenant didn't want to see the room before renting

Scammer attempted to cheat me!

Scammer used the same trick to fool me

Potential tenant sent a passport that was photoshoped